## 1190: "Time"

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### Re: 1190: "Time"

This might be heretical, but I quite like her missives-from-the-past, and it would almost be a shame not to get more of them when she catches up! Maybe we'd have to restrict her to only posting once every five pages..

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### Re: 1190: "Time"

SPACKlick wrote:
jovialbard wrote:BlitzGirl Progress: holding steady. ETA around 471

I make a linear average on your numbers meet at C.450 and a x3 progression encounters at C.473.

that said, I think it would be more useful to look at a Blitzpages per hour (averaged to negate comas) vs Newpage per hour as certain errors would cancel and by that I get a prediction closer to 500

(sorry Blitzgirl, Don't be down heartened, please use this skateboard I have lain here for you to ease your journey a little)

Yeah, I was thinking about putting in the dates of her posts as well and calculating progress based on that... maybe I will do that today if I have time. If you give me the formula for that fancy stat you're doing I'll throw it on the sheet I'm sure my analysis is far from perfect since I pretty much just made it up off the top of my head.
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### Re: 1190: "Time"

BONGELIDONG

Edit: YAY prime numbered post, 15887,
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RobIrr wrote:This might be heretical, but I quite like her missives-from-the-past,

I think it'd be heretical not to like them.
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### Re: 1190: "Time"

mscha wrote:
RobIrr wrote:This might be heretical, but I quite like her missives-from-the-past,

I think it'd be heretical not to like them.

...and heresy is punished in ways that amuse me. You don't want to amuse me.

because then I start being silly....and we already can't go to Camelot....
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So.... willl Cueball do anything up there or will he just look at Megan? I think Megan will finish the tower and put the flag in it, then raptors will attack

Edit:
RSA encrypted message for BlitzGirl (since she wanted more modern encryptions).

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`0xad 0xda 0x27 0xfe 0x87 0xbd 0x34 0x6b 0x51 0x36 0xd1 0x9c 0xfb 0x93 0x95 0x0 0x34 0xdd 0xb2 0x18 0x2e 0x62 0x50 0x35 0xce 0x71 0x3f 0x1b 0xeb 0x4d 0x44 0x5a 0xe5 0x54 0xf3 0xd8 0x29 0x2c 0x63 0xb0 0xd6 0xcc 0x4a 0x7f 0x87 0xfc 0xb1 0x87 0xa 0xbb 0x17 0xc7 0x5e 0xab 0x2a 0x64 0xfa 0x74 0x69 0xd 0xbc 0x4d 0xc9 0xad 0x91 0x60 0x1a 0x26 0x31 0x96 0x5f 0xfa 0x55 0x93 0xb4 0x10 0x9e 0x56 0xd4 0xf8 0x78 0xa 0xc7 0x49 0x18 0x6c 0xd0 0xd5 0xbe 0x7c 0xa7 0xbd 0x8a 0xa4 0x1f 0x12 0x65 0xcc 0x3a 0xf7 0xa6 0xb3 0xcf 0x91 0xfb 0x31 0xc7 0xd 0x77 0x64 0x59 0xc7 0x9a 0xfc 0x86 0x70 0xe1 0x23 0xb5 0x4f 0xf6 0x55 0x46 0xdb 0xb6 0x1c 0xb9 0xde`

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Jonas79 wrote:So.... willl Cueball do anything up there or will he just look at Megan? I think Megan will finish the tower and put the flag in it, then raptors will attack

If the Raptors attack, they'll have to break the ladder, hope the sea actually doesn't stop, and pray that raptors can't swim.
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ZombieLion wrote:
buffygirl wrote:On my iPhone ... Can anyone tell me the equiv of ctrl-home and ctrl-end? I am so sick of scrolling ... Thank you!!
(It's a 4s or whatever they named the 4.5 thingy.)

AFAIK there's no built-in way to jump to the bottom (*glares quizzically at Apple*) but you could use a bookmarklet e.g.

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`javascript:scroll(0,document.getElementsByTagName( 'body')%5B0%5D.scrollHeight);`

Not ideal, but arguably better than swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe...

erm .... I don't know what a bookmarklet is....

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### Re: 1190: "Time"

Ok, updated my spreadsheet to factor in time as well. My prediction is that unification will occur on May 1 at 5:11 pm UTC (note this is a linear predication based on a thread that is clearly slowing down, so in all likelihood it's going to be a little later than that). And someone with an actually firm understanding of statistics should check my work
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Neil_Boekend wrote:The Western Paradox church gives a i% discount.

Not really, no. Not percent. Just i. We only do imaginary discounts. Our prices, on the other hand, are quite real, if somewhat irrational. You may ask our Transcendental Imaginator if she could provide some transcendental - imaginary, of course - discounts.
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Neil_Boekend wrote:The Western Paradox church gives a i% discount.

Not really, no. Not percent. Just i. We only do imaginary discounts. Our prices, on the other hand, are quite real, if somewhat irrational. You may ask our Transcendental Imaginator if she could provide some transcendental - imaginary, of course - discounts.

I heard the Eastern Paradox Church gives i/0% off.
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### Re: 1190: "Time"

jovialbard wrote:
SPACKlick wrote:
jovialbard wrote:BlitzGirl Progress: holding steady. ETA around 471

I make a linear average on your numbers meet at C.450 and a x3 progression encounters at C.473.

that said, I think it would be more useful to look at a Blitzpages per hour (averaged to negate comas) vs Newpage per hour as certain errors would cancel and by that I get a prediction closer to 500

(sorry Blitzgirl, Don't be down heartened, please use this skateboard I have lain here for you to ease your journey a little)

Yeah, I was thinking about putting in the dates of her posts as well and calculating progress based on that... maybe I will do that today if I have time. If you give me the formula for that fancy stat you're doing I'll throw it on the sheet I'm sure my analysis is far from perfect since I pretty much just made it up off the top of my head.

Umm, I take the time in days between updates and the number of pages (blitz and new) per update to find the rate of blitz/new pages per day I then average that over 3 updates (to reduce fluctuations) The latest rates are (xPages/day 1 update, 3 update, 5 update, 7 update average)

Blitz (20.5, 16.85, 18.85, 9.12)
New(20.5, 13.48, 11.45, 18.62)

Blitzrate is getting closer and closer to Newrate over time and I worry that it's asymptotic. Working with the
5 update rate discrepancy 7.4 Blitzpages per day, Time sync in 5.136 days (58.8Newpgs)
3 update rate discrepancy 3.38 Blitzpages per day, Time sync in 11.25days (128.8Newpgs)
with the 1 and 7 update rates, Blitzgirl is currently not catching Newpages.

ETA some of your Newpage numbers are different from mine, where bltizgirl has put a blitzpages/newpages and that disagrees with the current newpage, I went with current newpage rather than Blitzreported newpage.

I'm getting sick of the amount of red underlining posts on BlitztisticsTM get...time to update my dictionary.

ETA2: After Blitzupdate 203/286 the rates of both blitzpaging and newpaging level off a bit and that predicts timesync at Newpage 476 May 6th

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NINJAJONG!

...Looking at the sea... What do you see?
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SPACKlick wrote:<snip>Blitzgirl is currently not catching Newpages.<snip>

Yeah, but she has always fluctuated if you look at the history, what with comas and all. I expect we'll see a high BlitzShift (toward 0) in either her next post or the one after that.

Edit: look at cueball standing there looking useless.
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Neil_Boekend wrote:The Western Paradox church gives a i% discount. Dunno about the others

edit:
Wohoo

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Reconstruction done, but isn't the new tower smaller than the original?
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Jonas79 wrote:Reconstruction done, but isn't the new tower smaller than the original?

I'm not sure she's entirely done. But for now, it's definitely narrower than before.
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Edit a newpix later: now that she's moved away, a cleaner comparison. (She was indeed done.)
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### Re: 1190: "Time"

buffygirl wrote:
Neil_Boekend wrote:The Western Paradox church gives a i% discount. Dunno about the others

edit:
Wohoo

ǝdod ɹı

Can I have a nice Pope hat now?

Since you did not specifically request this of BuffyGirl, I will presume you meant this rhetorically. And even if you did not - BuffyGirl is not making pope hats1.

1 as of now2
2 except for BlitzGirl3
3 frack, now I'm doing footnotes
Oh, no!

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### Re: 1190: "Time"

jovialbard wrote:Haha! Here it is. I haven't been able to contribute to the fancy graphs or hats, so I made this as my present to you all. Hopefully you all enjoy it.
<snip>

jovialbard, I'd like to dedicate my 100th post to you! Thank you for your wonderful creation!

Also, is anyone having issues with the wiki? can't seem to load it properly
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I remember a discussion regarding favorite words, a few NewPages back.
For completeness, here are mine!

English:
rather
quite
also especially when combined with and
indubitably
quintessential
every other English word under the condition that they are spoken by either Stephen Fry or Jeremy Irons

Dutch:
desalniettemin
gezellig
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I think I've decided that one of my lowest tier words is restaurant. I have to think about how it's spelled every time, and it's not even a fun word.
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Finally at a real computer so that I can don my fabulous new chapeau. Hat perfection indeed! I knew the hat would be fantastic, but this exceeds all expectations--and I get a mask too? *happy dance*

All I can say is, WOOOOOO!

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manvandmaan wrote:I remember a discussion regarding favorite words, a few NewPages back.
For completeness, here are mine!

English:
rather
quite
also especially when combined with and
indubitably
quintessential
every other English word under the condition that they are spoken by either Stephen Fry or Jeremy Irons

Not Morgan Freeman? Coincidentally, I've done a fair amount of my Waiting with "Through the Wormhole" playing on TV. Makes for an interesting juxtaposition.
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RobIrr wrote:This might be heretical, but I quite like her missives-from-the-past, and it would almost be a shame not to get more of them when she catches up! Maybe we'd have to restrict her to only posting once every five pages..

Dracomax wrote:
mscha wrote:
RobIrr wrote:This might be heretical, but I quite like her missives-from-the-past,

I think it'd be heretical not to like them.

...and heresy is punished in ways that amuse me. You don't want to amuse me.

because then I start being silly....and we already can't go to Camelot....

It would be interesting to form a party to go back to the beginning and follow her path. Perhaps with a second needle-pullled-thing for our comments on what's happening to the party, as well as reactions to what's happening on the original path.

and we already can't go to Camelot.... Oh, NO! We can't? :whine: Why, oh why? :pout:
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What now?

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### Re: 1190: "Time"

Quest progress: 367 out of 398 pages.
The Next Level. NP 735.

Signposts passed:
310 out of 363 pages
314 out of 364 pages

The Next Level grows ever stronger with supports added by Cueball and Megan, even as the rightmost tower of the Sandcastle continues to erode away. As for happenings in the history of the thread of Time, some factions are advocating for the great "it" instead of directly following the One True Comic. Current speculations as to the future of Time say that the levels of construction are a metaphor for the progression of architecture. And the greatest distraction in recent newpages has been the granting of graphs by patzer, who thoughtfully created one for me in my absence, too:
Spoiler:

I present yet another obstructive wall of pastposts:
Spoiler:
jovialbard, edit April 22 wrote:edit: I attempted to predict when BlitzGirl's present would be united with NewPage present. I predicted that it would happen at NewPage 398 around Sunday night (as quoted later on this page). I checked my math and it was just totally wrong! Which is probably obvious by the time you, BiltzGirl, are reading this. It was wrong because I forgot to factor in the number of pages each of your posts represents when calculating the average BlitzSpeed (change in distance from goal over change in current NewPage total). Silly me. The good news is that there does seem to be a relatively stable point at which BlitzGirl progress catches up with NewPage progress and all Nows are one. Unfortunately my new prediction is a bit further along than my original , but not terribly. My new predication is around NewPage 450 or so. By the time you read this you'll be a around 100 pages from unity, almost certainly closer if the NewPages continue to lull and if you sprint to the finish. Given that your first burst of effort was nearly 100 pages on its own, I believe that you will make it soon. Godspeed BlitzGirl, the end is in sight. (My math)

Well, my first burst of effort came in a Time when I was unknown in the realm of the Thread, so that isn't quite fair. A large chunk of Time these days is spent noting sigcouragements and responding to various goings-on in the pastposts that mention me in some way. I highly doubt I will be reading 100 pages back-to-back again.

jovialbard wrote:
Valarya wrote:Her arrival to the present has been predicted before.. and whereupon she reached said signpost of supposed-Time-clarity and convergence, she almost wept. Why? Because the fora moves at an unpredictable rate, and by the time she had reached this place, the Future had hopped on a Train and left her.

Blitzgirl, I hope you take heart... and continue your noble quest at your own pace of Time.

Ah but past predictions have been based on when she would reach now in her future which by then would be our past. My calculations attempt to predict when she will reach our future which will then be our present and at simultaneously her present, depending of course on one's relativistic speed...

The future recedes before me, but I hope one day to live in the Now! The news about BlitzSpeed is somewhat encouraging.

Angelastic wrote:There, that should keep'em busy for a while. Now, sprint, BlitzGirl!

One does not sprint through the thread of Time. You're likely to be tripped up by some crucial post passed over too hastily. Waiting is best.

edo wrote:
edo wrote:Has anyone suggested we give Blitzgirl the name that is above any other name given to women, that of "Megan"?

Now that I'm Pope it probably doesn't have to be a suggestion anymore: Simon says Blitzgirl now has the title that is above any other name given to women, that of "Megan" but it shall be pronounced /MEE gan/ like vegan to avoid confusion with Megan (pronounced /MEG an/)

Should it be spelled differently, too? I'm going to Wait on adding this one to my list until I get further confirmation up-thread (or by sig).

It's actually quite nice - less sigs to sort through.

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vvn wrote:Doctor Sam Beckett led a group of top scientists into the desert to research his theory that a man could time travel within his own history of thread posts. Unfortunately, in order to save his funding, he was forced to enter the accelerator prematurely and vanished. He then found himself in someone else's body with partial amnesia. His only contact from home is Al, a holographic image only he can see and hear. Setting right BBcode which once went wrong, Sam leaps from post to post, hoping each time that he will finally meet Blitzgirl.

Helper.

AluisioASG wrote:EDIT 2: I see BlitzGirl is online. Go BlitzGirl! We'll be waiting for It and You!

I actually keep a pinned tab of this thread on my browser, so it is likely that during most of the time I appear online I am not actively Reading the thread of Time. I am the Ghost of PresentPix, after all (among other things).

Eliram wrote:May I suggest that once you are 10 pages from the future, you will write signposts only once per 5 pages?
That should give you a proper finish.
Keep going, BlitzGirl!

It depends on the density of the posts I will wade through, and their consistency. I can make no future promises.

tinosoph wrote:And last but not least BlitzGirl... You are an inspiration to all mankind! May your journey someday come to a glorious end!

Thank you! But as long as Time continues on, my journey as Reader will never truly end. I might fulfill the stated goal of my Quest by catching up to the Now, but I'm sure the newpages will recede before me again (though at a more manageable rate, I hope).

rcrowell wrote:I must say that I simply cannot believe how attached to Megan and Cueball I've become. In fact, I can't believe how attached to all of YOU, including and especially our dear BlitzGirl, I've become. When I step away from my computer, I wonder what M+C are doing. I'm distracted. I can't sleep. My heart stutters when I get a glimpse of a new dialog bubble. I break out into a cold sweat if a new frame doesn't appear at the right instant. I hang on every word you all say. Your over-analyzations are music to my ears, and I clap my hands and shout for joy when BlitzGirl reaches another milestone. It's getting difficult to hide this obsession from friends, family and colleagues.

And yet, I will continue to Wait. With all of you.

Oh, I thought I heard distant shouting. Glad to know that was you Posters like yourself make my Quest feel less bleak.

cmyk wrote:Wow, I don't know how Blitzgirl does it. I take one day off from Time, and there's a dozen new pages when I return. And I admit, I only skimmed to catch up. I'm a very slacking, slacky kind of Knight... Until I get me my damn whistle!

*eyes whistle* Does it remove slackocity in some way? If so, I don't think I've discovered it.

Several sig-sightings:
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VoronX wrote:Blitzgirl! I totally can't wait for you to find out about the Sigcouragement!

You're welcome! I do hope I will see some Present Presents someday in return...

tman2nd wrote:Beware of the Rest Stop Imperpetuate and don't use time machines!

Of course! A time machine always winds up with problems. First you leave your spare plutonium in 1985, or you run out of gas and have to hijack a steam engine. Or you end up having to MacGyver the antenna with chewing gum. Or it gets stuck in a space loop. Or it gets stolen by Morlocks. Nothing but trouble.

Kieryn wrote:May the wait be well waited,
May the time be well slated,
BlitzGirl be elevated,
To the latest of pages.
Let us all be elated,
Our hunger abated,
As be we caffeinated,
We watch Time. Pixelated.
Each newpage created
Leaves me more delated.
Perhaps it is fated
I quest unabated.
But as I have stated,
I won't be deflated.
I've stepped and I've skated
Through pastposts long-dated
For you who have Waited
with breath that is bated;
With my Quest-goal sated,
I will be elated!

(I tried not to repeat your rhymes, but Waited and elated were sort of necessary!)

Finally, I had some wonderfully kind past-responses to my song:
StratPlayer wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:Pray that Time will Fly
(to the tune of Rocky Mountain High)

Spoiler:
Long ago Time began on on the 25th of March
With two people sitting on a shore
Motionless to all but quickly they began to move
And we all Waited eagerly for more

When first we started posting, our minds seemed very dark,
In the Time before the newpix became long
But then they began building and the blackness went away
As we turned to the True Comic every dong

For the Castle keeps on growing ever high
I've seen it rising far into the sky
And legions of us Wait for it although we know not why
Pray that Time will fly
(in The Comic)
Pray that Time will fly
(fly in The Comic)

They kept to their construction: slowly, yes, but sure
A camera pan thrilled every devotee
And then they both went swimming, and Megan spat out drops
Of the semencoffeecancerbabies sea

Religion sprang anew with the trebuchet attack
Megan falling off her mound by mistake
We made Churches and titles as the castellation grew
Up by the sea (or river? Not a lake)

Oh, the Castle keeps on growing ever high
I've seen it rising far into the sky
And legions of us Wait for it though we get no reply
Pray that Time will fly
(fly in The Comic)
Pray that Time will fly
(fly in The Comic)

We spoke of the Recursion, we Knighted ourselves too,
Observed them and their Observation Stand
And though our creeds may differ, some Timewaiters, some not
We still agree the Sandcastle is grand

May the Castle keep on growing ever high
I've seen it rising far into the sky
Time keeps a-drifting onward; I'll see it by-and-by
Pray that Time will fly

The Castle keeps on growing ever high
I've seen it rising far into the sky
Far off in the future someone hears this lullaby...
I Pray that Time will fly
(fly in The Comic)
Pray that Time will fly
(fly in The Comic)

The river is small!

The sea is big!!! (as big as "Col-oh-rah-do...")
Wonderful work once again, oh minstrel of Time!

Thank you!

Valarya wrote:Blitzgirl, I don't know how anyone just passed over your brilliant song lyrics. I sang, I read, I laughed. Especially at this part:
Blitzgirl wrote:They kept to their construction: slowly, yes, but sure
A camera pan thrilled every devotee
And then they both went swimming, and Megan spat out drops
Of the semencoffeecancerbabies sea.

Onwards!

Onwards, indeed!
Knight Temporal of the One True Comic
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### Re: 1190: "Time"

mscha wrote:HINKSTAPSPRONG¹...

What now?

¹: triple jump

Exactly, W N
I wait for it, therefore I am.

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### Re: 1190: "Time"

1. Notice newpix hasn't been posted.
2. Get address of hashed newpix.
3. Come up with clever 'ONG' (I'll save it for later)
5. See that you've been ninja'd in the 'topic review' window below the text field, and their 'ONG' is better than mine.
6. Cry inside.
ETA: and it was my 400th post, too...
ETA2:
BlitzGirl wrote:Quest progress: 367 out of 398 pages.
The Next Level. NP 735.

Hey, Blitzgirl's only a little over 31 pages behind! Cool!
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### Re: 1190: "Time"

mscha wrote:HINKSTAPSPRONG¹...
Spoiler:

What now?

¹: triple jump

We Wait For It.
We have done the impossible, and that makes us mighty.

Husband, Father, Sailor, Son.

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### Re: 1190: "Time"

HAL9000 wrote:1. Notice newpix hasn't been posted.
2. Get address of hashed newpix.
3. Come up with clever 'ONG' (I'll save it for later)
5. See that you've been ninja'd in the 'topic review' window below the text field, and their 'ONG' is better than mine.
6. Cry inside.

Sorry...
Tip: have a reply done & ready with an empty [ img ] [ / img ], so you just have to paste the image URL and hit Submit.
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Spoiler:

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### Re: 1190: "Time"

mscha wrote:
HAL9000 wrote:1. Notice newpix hasn't been posted.
2. Get address of hashed newpix.
3. Come up with clever 'ONG' (I'll save it for later)
5. See that you've been ninja'd in the 'topic review' window below the text field, and their 'ONG' is better than mine.
6. Cry inside.

Sorry...
Tip: have a reply done & ready with an empty [ img ] [ / img ], so you just have to paste the image URL and hit Submit.

Well, at least my 400th post arrives at the same time as a signpost from Blitzgirl, and a visit from a black-pajama-clad sneaky person. Pajamas are fun.
HAL9000 wrote:I find it simultaneously fascinating and disturbing that the most profound things I've read in the past months I have encountered in or been led to by an internet forum thread about a webcomic.

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### Re: 1190: "Time"

Angelastic wrote:
Foarm wrote:
Latent22 wrote:Yeah that is a cool idea for looping. Gets to some point and they use 'magic' or build a machine to reverse the rise of the sea. But all it does is make the comic roll out backwards to the first frame and then loop.

I don't think BlitzGirl would like that, because then she has to read this needle-pulling-thingy backwards and forwards for ever!
And the PFAPs would pope back and forth, forever!

'The sea can't just make more of itself forever' is a commentary on (the rumoured pregnancy and) overpopulation. The semen can make people pregnant if it wants, whether it has a good reason or not. The receding/small river is a symbol of dwindling resources that won't be able to sustain the rising sea. Other rivers are other habitable planets that we could flee to (as if it were easier to terraform another planet than to keep this one in some kind of survivable state.)

Has there ever been symbolism in an xkcd comic?
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### Re: 1190: "Time"

SWO Crash wrote:
mscha wrote:HINKSTAPSPRONG¹...
Spoiler:

What now?

¹: triple jump

We Wait For It.

I know we wait for it, but what are they waiting for?
List¹ of all Frames of Time and after Time.
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### Re: 1190: "Time"

Exodies wrote:
Angelastic wrote:
Foarm wrote:
Latent22 wrote:Yeah that is a cool idea for looping. Gets to some point and they use 'magic' or build a machine to reverse the rise of the sea. But all it does is make the comic roll out backwards to the first frame and then loop.

I don't think BlitzGirl would like that, because then she has to read this needle-pulling-thingy backwards and forwards for ever!
And the PFAPs would pope back and forth, forever!

'The sea can't just make more of itself forever' is a commentary on (the rumoured pregnancy and) overpopulation. The semen can make people pregnant if it wants, whether it has a good reason or not. The receding/small river is a symbol of dwindling resources that won't be able to sustain the rising sea. Other rivers are other habitable planets that we could flee to (as if it were easier to terraform another planet than to keep this one in some kind of survivable state.)

Has there ever been symbolism in an xkcd comic?

I don't think any of them have been nearly lengthy to allow for symbolism.
ETA: doesn't mean Randall can't start now. There's a first time for everything.
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### Re: 1190: "Time"

mscha wrote:
SWO Crash wrote:
mscha wrote:HINKSTAPSPRONG¹...
Spoiler:

What now?

¹: triple jump

We Wait For It.

I know we wait for it, but what are they waiting for?

It. Maybe "Wait for it" was also a command to Cueball and Megan?
We have done the impossible, and that makes us mighty.

Husband, Father, Sailor, Son.

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### Re: 1190: "Time"

BlitzGirl wrote:Well, my first burst of effort came in a Time when I was unknown in the realm of the Thread, so that isn't quite fair. A large chunk of Time these days is spent noting sigcouragements and responding to various goings-on in the pastposts that mention me in some way. I highly doubt I will be reading 100 pages back-to-back again.

I was trying to be optimistic?
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### Re: 1190: "Time"

SWO Crash wrote:
mscha wrote:
SWO Crash wrote:
mscha wrote:HINKSTAPSPRONG¹...
Spoiler:

What now?

¹: triple jump

We Wait For It.

I know we wait for it, but what are they waiting for?

It. Maybe "Wait for it" was also a command to Cueball and Megan?

I get the impression that they think they're waiting for something, but there isn't anything to wait for. Like Waiting for Godot, but with sandcastles instead of suicidal boredom.
Waiting for nothing. Just like us, in a way.

ETA: It seems I am cursed with the recurring papacy.
Or maybe I'm just a really active poster.
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### Re: 1190: "Time"

קדימה בליץ גירל!

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### Re: 1190: "Time"

Added to the hat queue mob1:
-Eternal Density
-mscha

1 2 I have determined that because there is no order, no "first come first served," it cannot be called a queue
2 thank you to dracomax for providing me with the subscript antidote to saving me from the footnotes

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### Re: 1190: "Time"

buffygirl wrote:Added to the hat queue mob1:
-Eternal Density
-mscha

I was wondering if spiders can wear hats, so I googled "spider hat" in google images.
People are WEIRD!